The International Blues Challenge - January 28 - Feb 01/20 - Memphis, TN

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those blues bands and solo/duo performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each affiliated Blues Society of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo musician(s) to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set criteria by which all competing musicians are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC

The Ottawa Blues Society held its local Road to Memphis Challenge in April.

Representing The Ottawa Blues Society at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis is the HoRoJo Trio (JW-Jones, Jeff Rogers, Jamie Holmes) in the band category and Megan Laurence and Lucas Haneman in the Solo/Duo category. 

Please watch for IBC updates on all social media platforms of The Ottawa Blues Society (i.e. - Facebook, Twitter, website) and on The Blues Foundation website. (

Peace & Blues!